When hiring an appraiser, what types of questions should I ask?
The following questions would be appropriate:

  • Are you licensed or certified in the state in which you live?
  • What professional designations do you have and from what groups?
  • How long have you been in practice?
  • What level of experience do you have in this particular market and with this type of property?
  • Are you familiar with property in this neighborhood?
  • What types of clients have you had (homeowners, estates, lenders, relocation companies)?

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